Greek Salad Pita

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My new favorite afternoon snack:  Greek Salad Pita.  I like my snacks to be satisfying.  This snack is like a second lunch.  I looove Greek Salad.  My husband discourages me to order it in restaurants.  He’ll say, “I know how much you love Greek Salad.  I just don’t want you to be disappointed.”  He’s right.  It’s difficult to find a good one.  It’s so simple…why is it so hard to find a good one???  Just stick to the basics.  Don’t change or substitute.  Don’t use canned black olives, bell peppers, or weird grated cheese.  Cucumbers, tomatoes, feta, greek olives, pepperoncini, a bit of salt, pepper, and vinegar.  When it’s done right, it is oh so good.  Crunchy.  Salty.  Fresh.  Delicious.

This recipe is quick, easy, and simple.  Stick to the basic Greek Salad rules listed above and you can make it your own.  Leave out the pita and add some extra greens for a gluten free version.  Add some fresh herbs for a little punch.  Dill, basil, parsley, or chives.  Add some leftover chicken and make it lunch.  Enjoy!

Start with half a cucumber.

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Peel it and chop it up.  Medium dice.

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Chop up half of a tomato, medium dice.

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Finely slice three pepperoncinis.

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Olives. Beautiful olives.  Pit them and chop them up.

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Cube up one ounce reduced fat feta.

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I like to add a little chopped fresh spinach.

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Put it all in a bowl.

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Squeeze a bit of lemon.

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1/4 teaspoon kosher salt and a pinch of coarsely ground pepper.

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Finally, add a splash of red wine vinegar and stir it all up.

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Cut one whole wheat pita in half and fill it up.  250 calories.

GREEK SALAD PITA RECIPE

1/2 cucumber

1/2 medium tomato

3 each pepperoncinis

3 each greek olives

1 ounce reduced fat feta

1 lemon wedge

1/4 teaspoon Diamond Krystal kosher salt

generous pinch coarsely ground black pepper

1 teaspoon red wine vinegar

one whole wheat pita cut in half

Procedure:

1.  Peel and cut cucumber into medium dice.  Cut the tomato into medium dice.  Finely slice the pepperoncini.  Pit and chop the olives.

2.  Place all of the above ingredients into a bowl.  Squeeze the lemon into the bowl.  Add the salt, pepper, and vinegar.  Stir well to combine.  Fill the pita with the salad.  Enjoy!

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2 Responses to Greek Salad Pita

  1. Pingback: Summertime Corn and Ham Salad | Eating My Feelings

  2. deemarkova says:

    Looks delicious! I think I will make some Greek salad tomorrow. :)

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